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Uber, Lyft and other “TNC” drivers can now purchase “Gap Protection” Coverage

May 5, 2017

Customers who drive for Transportation Network Companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft can now purchase a TNC Auto Coverage Endorsement. | Contact your agent at FAIA for purchase, more details. 413-592-0041

Kids, Adults, and the Social Host Law

April 13, 2017

The MA Social Host Law and preventing underage drinking

Be Prepared for Winter Driving

March 13, 2017

Tips & reminders to help you be prepared for winter driving.

Benefits of Commercial Property Insurance

February 7, 2017

Commercial property insurance offers risk mitigation, protection, and even tax deduction benefits. Contact FAIA at 413-592-8118.

Are You a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Specialist?

January 27, 2017

FAIA now hiring commercial insurance account manager to handle workers' compensation and other insurance product lines.

If a Tree Falls on My House, Am I Covered?

January 13, 2017

Does homeowners insurance cover the cost of tree removal/damage repairs from fallen trees?

Protect Your Property This Season

December 28, 2016

Tips and checklists to help you protect your business or other property from pipe bursts, slip and falls, this winter.

Stolen Presents

December 22, 2016

Stolen holiday presents are a big issue at this time of year. Here are a couple quick guidelines if you suffer such a loss. Call FAIA for more answers. 413-592-8118

Keep the Holiday Merry and Fire Safe

December 22, 2016

Holiday fire hazards can result in homeowners insurance claims. Make sure your coverage limits meet the cost of rebuilding. Contact FAIA today! 413-592-8118

Toys for Tots Collection Drive

December 2, 2016

FAIA's 2016 Toys for Tots campaign to benefit local children and families.

10 Things a Burglar Doesn’t Want You to Know

November 30, 2016

10 Things a Burglar Doesn’t Want You to Know You come home to an open front door, a ransacked house, and missing valuables. How did a burglar know you’d be gone? How did they get in?

Winter Driving Tips

November 28, 2016

Winter Driving Tips Winter driving can be dangerous, so its important to take extra caution on the roads.

Plymouth Rock Patriots program - Press release:

November 22, 2016

Plymouth Rock Patriots program - Press release:

INTRODUCING… The New England Patriots Official Auto Insurance Program from Plymouth Rock Assurance

November 22, 2016

INTRODUCING… The New England Patriots Official Auto Insurance Program from Plymouth Rock Assurance

Closed on Columbus Day

October 7, 2016

FAIA will be closed on Oct. 10, 2016 for Columbus Day

FAIA Closed Afternoon of 9-30-16

September 30, 2016

FAIA closed 9-30-16 at noon for company gathering

Living Green: How It Affects Your Home Insurance

September 1, 2016

There is a lot of interest in adding green benefits to homes. What is the insurance perspective. Here is a little article on that topic for our website…

Are consumers, automakers and insurers really ready for self-driving cars?

August 29, 2016

Here is another item for our web readers. Looking ahead, it discusses the robotic car of the not too distant future…from the insurance perspective.

Insurance for Small Business

August 25, 2016

If you're a new business owner, it's helpful to understand the pieces of business insurance. There are four basic types for small business insurance coverage: property, liability, workers' compensation, and auto insurance (if you have vehicles).You are going to want some combination of these to protect

FMCSA Adjusts Truck Driver Violation Fines for Inflation

June 28, 2016

FMCSA raises truck driver violation fines to adjust for inflation

First American is happy to sponsor the Champions of Chicopee 5k Road Race

May 2, 2016

First American is happy to sponsor the Champions of Chicopee 5k Road Race

Tips for Managing Homeowners Insurance

April 27, 2016

Tips for Managing Homeowners Insurance

Do Fast Cars Cost More Insurance?

April 25, 2016

Do Fast Cars Cost More Insurance?

Save by Bundling Auto and Home Insurance

April 22, 2016

Save by Bundling Auto and Home Insurance

Making Sense of Car Insurance

April 4, 2016

Making Sense of Car Insurance

Annual Survey Shows Distracted Driving Trends

March 31, 2016

annual survey shows distracted driving trends

FAIA Supports KIX 100.9’s 2016 St. Jude Radiothon

February 24, 2016

FAIA supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in efforts to continue research, treatment and care for children locally and worldwide.

Warm up the house! Arctic air rolls in for Valentine’s Day weekend

February 11, 2016

Cold weather tips to prevent frozen pipes in your home.

“Souper Socks Saturday” Gets Support from FAIA Employees

January 29, 2016

FAIA supports Chicopee MA church's "Souper Socks Saturday" collection efforts for local shelters.

Kelly Loveling Receives 2015 “What Ever It Takes” Award

January 29, 2016

Kelly Loveling receives 2015 service recognition award from FAIA

Hoverboards: a Liability Insurance Coverage Nightmare

January 15, 2016

Liability Insurance coverage information about hoverboards from the agency in Springfield that has earned the distinction as a MA's leading insurance agency.

RMV Announces Grace Period for December Registration Renewals

January 4, 2016

December 2015 RMV renewals delayed; given grace period until January 15, 2016.

Christmas Spirit Alive and Well in Toys For Tots Donations

December 22, 2015

First American Insurance Agency, schools and businesses team up for most successful Toys For Tots collection campaign yet.

MA RMV Special Notice: November 2015 Renewal Delays

December 8, 2015

MA RMV registration delays: November registrations and expiration decals should be received by December 11th

First American is happy to sponsor the Pioneer Vally USO Giving Guide advertisement

December 2, 2015

First American is happy to sponsor the Pioneer Vally USO Giving Guide advertisement appearing in this month's Business West publication.

Toys for Tots ...we are collecting!

December 2, 2015

We have once again volunteered as a major supporter of Toys for Tots

Driven to Serve

November 12, 2015

A behind-the-scenes video about what drives First American Insurance Agency's proactive, client first insurance mindset

Columbus Day closing

October 8, 2015

First American Insurance Agency will be closed Columbus Day 2015

Company outing at Sonny’s Place

September 30, 2015

First American Insurance Agency company bonding and team building at Sonny’s Place

Outdoor fire pit safety facts

September 30, 2015

Outdoor fire pit tips and common sense

Fall home and car care tips

September 30, 2015

helpful fall home and car maintenance tips

Company closing half day

September 14, 2015

First American Insurance Agency half day company closing Friday September 18, 2015

Labor Day closing

September 2, 2015

First American closed for Labor Day 2015

Back to School backpack drive

September 2, 2015

First American supports Chicopee schools with back to school backpack drive

Surcharge Limits Increased

August 20, 2015

limits for minor and major surchargeable accidents have increased

7 Tips for College-Bound Students

August 20, 2015

7 insurance tips for students heading to college

Wipers On? Then Lights On!

April 1, 2015

New law effective April 7, 2015; headlights and tail lights must be on when wipers are in use for bad weather

3 Staff Members Ready to Answer Questions on ABC40’s “Insurance Issues” Show

February 27, 2015

Noni Moran, Liz Johnson & Marayda Pagan to answer viewers' snow, ice dam insurance questions on ABC40's "Insurance Issues show on March 2, 2015

Ice Dams - and How to Prevent Them

February 19, 2015

information about ice dams and how to prevent them from damaging home and business property

Market Value, Assessed Value, and Replacement Costs

December 31, 2014

definitions of market value, assessed value, and replacement costs

Ridesharing and Your Auto Insurance

November 17, 2014

Thinking of becoming a for-hire driver? Make sure you have the coverage you need.

First American offering Progressive Personal Auto & Home Advantage policies starting May 9th!

May 2, 2014

Massachusetts Drivers Have Some New Options in Massachusetts!

What to do about those Potholes?

February 26, 2014

How to avoid potholes and what to do if your vehicle is damaged by one.

Protecting Your Holiday Purchases

December 6, 2013

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays in full swing lots of us are bringing home brand new electronics and gifts. Whether it’s a great bargain you just couldn’t resist or a gift for another it’s important to know how your new purchases are covered by homeowners insurance.

Toys for Tots Drive Starts November First!

October 8, 2013

Toys for Tots 2013

New Hours of Service Regulations for Truckers Effective July 1st

July 3, 2013

New Hours of Service regulations

Mass RMV Issues Special Alert

July 2, 2013

MA RMV issues special alert for IRP apportion registrations extension

Supporting the Region’s Largest Motorcycle Run

May 31, 2013

First American Insurance Agency supports the 2nd Annual Holyoke Soldier's Home Motorcycle Run, the largest motorcycle run in Western Mass

Truckers: How Up-to-Date is Your MCS-150?

May 3, 2013

best practice to update FMCSA's form MCS-150 yearly

MassDOT Implementing New IRP for Truckers

April 8, 2013

First American Insurance assists commercial truckers with MassDOT changes to IRP regulations

Proud “Difference Makers” Sponsor

April 8, 2013

First American Insurance sponsored the 2013 "Different Makers recognition program hosted by BusinessWest magazine.

TruckWise Team Expands

April 8, 2013

Jim Velis joins First American Insurance Agency's TruckWise commercial insurance team

ABC40 TV Hosts “Ask the Experts”

April 8, 2013

several First American Insurance specialists were featured on WGGB TV's "Ask the Experts" panel.